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Demystifying SAP Solution Manager
Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC

materials manager work  to do a full materials requirements plan (MRP) run?” The sad truth is that many companies have no idea about what these questions mean and on the ramifications of their answers and decisions. In other words, Solution Manager’s ability to generate the required project documentation, do a system pre-configuration, and generate system testing recommendations (based on users’ answers to provided implementation questionnaires) often fails to impress clueless users. Large corporations are skeptical about

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